Interview with Margie Ann Willoughby Sumner, June 17, 1992

Project: Family Farms of Kentucky: Farm and Farmstead Oral History Project

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This interview with Kentucky native Margie Ann Willoughby Sumner primarily focuses on her small farm in Cane Creek (Ky.). She gives an overview of her genealogy. Sumner gives a brief overview of her life, including the various places she lived, her education, and her marriage to her husband, Yul Sumner. Next, Sumner talks about her husband?s forays into farming, including growing corn, raising cattle, horses and ponies, and growing tobacco, and outlines the work that she does on the farm. Sumner also discusses how she and her husband balanced their regular jobs with part-time farming, and the decline in the agriculture business. She also talks about the use of folk medicine and home remedies. Sumner then discusses her involvement with the Stanton Homemakers? Club and talks about the National Young Farmer Farmers? Clubs (NFYFC). She then talks about the importance of environmentalism and conservation.

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1992oh214_ff239

Interviewee Name

Margie Ann Willoughby Sumner

Interviewer Name

David Rotenizer

Interview Date

1992-06-17

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Sumner, Margie Ann Willoughby Interview by David Rotenizer. 17 Jun. 1992. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Sumner, M.A. (1992, June 17). Interview by D. Rotenizer. Family Farms of Kentucky: Farm and Farmstead Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Sumner, Margie Ann Willoughby, interview by David Rotenizer. June 17, 1992, Family Farms of Kentucky: Farm and Farmstead Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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